Flute Secrets

  • $19.99
  • Editor
    Trevor Wye

Trevor Wye: Flute Secrets tells you everything you need to know about being a flautist. This innovative volume presents indispensable guidance for all Flute players, from choosing the right instrument and tips on how to practice to establishing a professional career and becoming a flute teacher.

In Flute Secrets renowned educator and master musician Trevor Wye shares a lifetime’s knowledge and experience, enriched with music examples, illustrations and diagrams. He covers the instrument, educational assistance, professional strategies, teaching strategies, aural skills, flute training and repairs, and everything in between.

With over 200 pages of advice this book makes the perfect gift for students, teachers or professionals.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Instrument

  • Flute Purchase
  • Headjoints
  • Flutes
  • Headjoint and flute variables
  • Customizing your flute
  • The piccolo
  • Transporting flutes

Section 2: Educational Assistance

  • Practicing
  • Practice schedules
  • Tone
  • Technical practice
  • Articulation practice
  • A guide to faster progress
  • Flute literature
  • Special and sensitive fingerings
  • Trills

Section 3: Professional Strategies

  • Performing
  • Helping your career
  • Competitions
  • Performance practice - an introduction
  • Performance practice - Baroque music
  • Performance practice - Classical music
  • Nineteenth-century bravura
  • Contemporary music
  • Career strategies
  • Copyright and photocopying
  • Health issues

Section 4: Teaching Strategies

  • Teaching strategies
  • Setting up a teaching space
  • Practice plans
  • Student performing problems
  • Fun stuff

Section 5: Ear Training, Playing in Tune, Flute Tuning, and Repairs

  • Ear training, playing in tune, flute tuning, and repairs
  • Dealing with other problem notes
  • Test your tuning skills
  • Repairs and adjustments
  • Some experiments to try
  • Editor
    Trevor Wye

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